Gay Essential Films To Watch, Lilting

In the 2014 drama, Lilting, a Cambodian Chinese mother is left to mourn the passing of her son. Living in London without speaking any English, she has communicated with the outside world through her son until this point. Her world is further challenged when a mysterious man appears.

Billie and Emma

Billie And Emma, Gay Essential Talks to Samantha Lee

Billie and Emma, revolves around the romance shared by two teenage girls. In its charming simplicity, this touching comedy drama touches on delicate themes, such as homosexuality, teenage pregnancy, religion and the education system. Furthermore, while it carries on the director’s work of advocating for better representation of women and LGBTQ+ in her local cinema, it also speaks to an international audience.

Love Blooms

Gay Essential Opinion: Love Blooms (L’amour Debout)

Love Blooms, is a lowkey drama that could be best described as a post-coming of age film. After their first love has died out with a whimper, we follow two characters who have to confront their adult lives on their own for the first time, and navigate a city where they have both moved in order to get a fresh start.

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